Āl Wahībah Dunes

Āl Wahībah Dunes

Arabic  Ramlat Āl Wahībah,  

      sandy desert, east-central Oman. It fronts the Arabian Sea on the southeast and stretches along the coast for more than 100 miles (160 km). The desert consists of honey-coloured dunes that are dark red at their base and rise to heights of 230 feet (70 m). The sands are crisscrossed with tracks and routes for vehicles. There is very little surface water, but underground water traditionally is tapped by tunneling into the earth at a shallow angle until the water table is reached. The region is solely inhabited by Yal Wahībah nomads.

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